Chris Brown has appeared on “Larry King Live” to plead his case in the court of public opinion claiming he was ashamed of himself for assaulting his girlfriend at the time Rihanna, but says he wouldn’t go into the details of the evening out of respect for Rihanna’s privacy. Brown appeared with his mother Joyce Hawkins and lawyer Mark Geragos and tried his best to explain why he lost his temper with her.
“I feel like that just there — there’s — we’re young. We’re both young. So nobody taught us how to love one another. Nobody taught us a book on how to control our emotions or our anger.”
Thats the biggest bs excuse I’ve heard as of yet. Chris also blamed his mother’s abusive husband, claiming he doesn’t remember the incident happening. He also stated that he may have become violent because of his age. Sounds to me like a typical abuser, always placing the blame elsewhere except on your own shoulders. Brown, who also told King that he’s still in love with Rihanna and even said he could see a situation where the two could potentially be married in the future, pleaded guilty in June to felony assault and was sentenced to five years’ probation, 180 days of community service, and a year-long domestic violence program, but no jail time. There is also a protective stay away order in effect for Rihanna against Brown.
“As far as the actual, what I have to do, I felt personally that, as far as, not saying as a celebrity, because I don’t exclude myself and try to become like, oh, well I’m a celebrity so I shouldn’t be punished. But I feel like, with what I’m capable of doing, as far as influencing people, influencing kids, the youth, I can do a lot more to help the community, other then picking up trash. But, I don’t, I’m not saying picking up trash is something wrong, I’m willing to do it, I’m just saying I know I can do a lot more, which I intend to do, aside from my community service.”
Sorry Chris, but I believe you’re now one of the last people we want influencing today’s children. In spite of the pleas agreement, Brown seems determined to downplay the incident going so far as to questioning whether the photo of Rhianna’s bruised and battered was altered because “That’s not who I am as a person”. When King brought up the prior incidents that were unearthed in Brown’s probation report, an argument overseas and an incident in Barbados where Brown allegedly broke a car window after a fight, the singer refuted any suggestion that the occurrences were evidence of previous abuse and claimed those events never happened.
“I’m not aware of those instances,” he explained. “Especially of that nature … as a couple we have had arguments, but nothing to this point.”
Selective memory at its finest. I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering what his ultimate goal for doing the interview in the first place, but I’ve got some theories. None of them being sincere.